Police to investigate suspected fraud in Schalit campaign

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 24, 2011 15:39

Police have decided to launch an investigation into a suspected fraud case after it emerged Thursday morning that a man who worked for the campaign to release Gilad Schalit was funneling donations for the campaign to a private organization unaffiliated with it, reported Army Radio.

Earlier, Army Radio reported that Yoel Marshak, an activist in the Schalit campaign, appointed ex-prisoner Ronen Bar-Shira, who was previously convicted of fraud, to be in charge of fund-raising for the campaign.

According to the report, after a flotilla arranged by Marshak to express solidarity with Schalit was canceled, suppliers who were recruited by the Schalit family to help with the project did not receive the full amount of their money back.


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